[Starlingx-discuss] Minutes: Community Call (Feb 15, 2023)

Khalil, Ghada Ghada.Khalil at windriver.com
Wed Feb 15 23:27:30 UTC 2023

Etherpad: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/stx-status

Minutes from the community call
February 15, 2023

Standing topics
- Build
     - Main Branch Debian Builds
          - Had a rough week with multiple build failures: 
              - Circular dependency due to py39
              - Build/Code contamination from stx.8.0 branch creation
              - Container image failures due to some recent build improvements which had a coding bug
          - The last successful build was Feb 10. Feb 14 failed. Fixes submitted and Feb 15 build expected to pass.
     - Main Branch CentOS Builds
          - N/A.  No CentOS builds are triggered.
     - stx.8.0 RC Builds
          - Multiple issues have been resolved
          - Successful build as of Feb 11: https://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/8.0/debian/monolithic/20230211T045208Z/
     - stx.6.0 Weekly Builds 
          - Green
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/6.0/
     - stx.7.0 Weekly Builds
          - Green
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/7.0/
- Sanity
     - Debian Main Branch Platform Sanity
          - No sanity this week as the team is focused on stx.8.0 sanity/regression. Will restart again next week.
          - Last sanity email sent on Feb 8: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013818.html
          - Status: Green for both SX & DX
     - Debian Main Branch stx-openstack Sanity
          - Last sanity email sent on Feb 14: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013838.html
          - Status: Green
     - stx.8.0 Sanity
          - Platform Sanity
              - Expected to be done on Feb 17
          - stx-openstack Sanity
              - Sanity emial sent on Feb 14: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013837.html
              - Status: Green
- Gerrit Reviews in Need of Attention
     - From previous meetings: Fixes to libvirt env: https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/863735
          - Review comments provided in Nov; still waiting for author (Scott Kamp) to respond/address review comments
          - Jan 18: Some activity in the review as of Jan 15
          - Feb 1: Alternative fix proposed on Jan 18; waiting for ScottK's review
          - Feb 15: ScottK is going back to this
     - Reference Links:
          - Active Branch (open): https://review.opendev.org/q/projects:starlingx+is:open+branch:+master
          - Active Branch (merged): https://review.opendev.org/q/projects:starlingx+is:merged+branch:master

Topics for this week
- StarlingX is 5!!!!
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013840.html
- StarlingX IRC Channel
     - From Ildiko: Community members are encouraged to join/hang out on the channel to help newcomers.
- Release Status
     - Release Planning Meeting etherpad: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/stx-releases
     - stx.8.0
          - Release Tracking Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cjhRQm717zOTo2ngs5SEs3elhJwSRxFAI-ruqJaBe80/edit#gid=1107209846
          - Milestones:
              - Milestone-3: Jan 18  >> Jan 25 >> Jan 27 / Actual: Jan 31
              - Feature Test Complete: Jan 25 >> Jan 31 >> Feb 2 / Actual: Feb 2
              - Regression Test Complete: Jan 25 / Actual: Jan 30 
              - RC1 (branch creation / stx.8.0 builds): Feb 1 >> Feb 6  / Actual: Feb 11
              - Final Regression Complete: Feb 15 >> Feb 16
              - Release: Feb 22
          - Status
              - Have successful build
              - Regression testing in progress
              - Release notes in progress
              - On track for next week
          - Items leading up to the Release Milestone
              - Complete regression/sanity and share results on the mailing list -- Prime: Rob Cooke
              - Merge release notes and any final doc updates -- Prime: Juanita Balaraj
              - Update Build / Branch -- Prime: Scott Little
                   - Tag release branch
                   - Copy RC build to release directory
                   - Mark Build as ReadOnly / Keep
              - Send the Release Milestone Announcement to the mailing list -- Prime: Ghada Khalil
     - stx.9.0
          - Release Tracking Spreadsheet created: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aTjYzUkExodfayt-rjTv466jE-DP8b_YjrTHhXW6G9w/edit?usp=sharing
          - New features starting to be added
          - Call to community members/PLs to continue adding their feautre proposal
          - Would like to have the majority of features proposed by the March virtual PTG (March 28-29)

ARs from Previous Meetings
- None

Open Requests for Help
- No new requests on the mailing list since last week
- StarlingX Support on ARM
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013819.html
     - Not currently supported on StarlingX, but should be more doable with the move to Debian and the yocto kernel
     - ARM Support would definitely require work to support, including build system support
     - A few years ago MarkA and Greg did some prototype work on orange-pie
     - MarkA responded to the thread: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013841.html
- stx-openstack apply failed after enabling cpu_dedicated_setInbox
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-January/013720.html
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-January/013724.html
     - Seen w/ stx.7.0. Issue only happens when setting cpu dedicated CPUs on a running system. During the unlock, the openstack fails to re-apply.
     - LP: https://bugs.launchpad.net/starlingx/+bug/2002157
          - Assigned to Thales; team has no bandwidth to look at this for the remaining of the month. Will reach out to the reporter to share this.
- Documenting Tested Hardware by the community
     - Brought Up by: Scott Kamp
     - The StarlingX documentation already has a limited list of certified hardware
     - A variety of hardware platform doesn't work with StarlingX. 
          - This is due to the kernel options that are enabled, especially as it related to the rt kernel
          - Standard distributions like Ubuntu has everything enabled
     - One approach is to consider a mechanism to swap out the kernel 
     - This is a big conversation. Requires TSC direction/guidance and likely significant effort/investment.
     - Conclusion: Put this as a topic on the PTG. Action: Ildiko

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